With the passage of Referendum 71, state registered domestic partners will be treated under state statutes the same as married spouses. Although the change will impact employers in several ways, one of the most significant changes will be the expansion of leave rights under the state Family Leave Act (“FLA”), which applies to employers with at least 50 employees. Continue reading “Referendum 71 Expands Employees’ Rights”
Many people confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. In some ways, the distinction is not that important because both days are for recognizing those who chose to join the military to protect us.
Memorial Day is rooted in Decoration Day, which began to be observed shortly after the Civil War as a day for decorating the graves of the war dead. After World War I, the day was expanded to cover all wars in which Americans died. Memorial Day was declared a national holiday in 1971.
Veterans Day is rooted Continue reading “Happy Veterans Day!”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a revised “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. The new version includes information about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, which is effective November 21, 2008. Continue reading “EEOC Issues New “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster”
On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization act of 2010. The Act included several provisions that expand the right of servicemembers to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Continue reading “Obama Signs Law Expanding FMLA Coverage”